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14 May 2020
A Shropshire rock music school which has been providing online lessons for the past month will continue to do so, despite a partial lifting of restrictions to the Coronavirus pandemic in the recent government announcement.    Using videos on Facebook Backbeat Music School’s tutors break down a song by offering detailed instructions on its constituent parts; vocals, drums, guitar or bass; every...
Poster for Dinosaur Egg Hunt
05 Mar 2020
Park Hall Farm are busy preparing a prehistoric adventure for kids that promises to be much more than a regular egg hunt this Easter. Children are invited on a journey to become a dinosaur trainer, every day from 4th – 19th April at Park Hall. Their mission will be to complete a number of tasks around the farm, whilst finding all of the hidden dinosaur eggs. Richard Powell, owner - director at...
Last year's food and drink festival at Whitchurch
03 Mar 2020
Whitchurch Town Council is bringing back their annual food and drink festival to the town’s Civic Centre from the 16th - 17th May 2020. The festival is now in its seventh year and remains a completely free event to attend. The award-winning events company, Shropshire Festivals, have been enlisted to help deliver a captivating event. Local food and drink companies have started signing up to...
Scots pine
03 Mar 2020
An expert on ancient trees is to give a talk in Shrewsbury on new research that suggests the Scots pine is a true native of Shropshire and The Marches and not an introduced species after all. 'Pinus sylvestris' was thought to have died out in the region during the Iron Age, more than 2,000 years ago, and reintroduced later as an alien species. Now Dael Sassoon, a researcher in palaeoecology at...
02 Mar 2020
PRESS RELEASE                                                What's On at                                      Clun Valley Music 2020                                St George's Church, Clun SY7 8JH   ​Beethoven's 250th Anniversary  Clun Valley Music 2020 highlights the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven's birth. All concerts will feature his chamber works, a central pillar of our musical culture. On...
02 Mar 2020
TAKE TEA AT HISTORIC COUNTRY HOUSE THIS MOTHER’S DAY On Sunday 22nd March from 2.30pm, Iscoyd Park, the historical and award-winning country house venue, will open its doors to the public once again as it hosts exclusive Mothering Sunday event with a difference. Guests will be transported back to the age of high society as they feast upon a traditional afternoon tea prepared by Iscoyd’s Michelin-...
25 Feb 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed a second wave of artists on its 2020 line up topped by American folk legend, Judy Collins. Five time Grammy Award winning blues and Americana star Keb’ Mo’, Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi, a rare show from the Seckou Keita Quintet, a unique interpretation of the work of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns from Band of Burns, sitar maestro Sheema Mukherjee...
Will Jackson on stage during 'Yours Sincerely'
14 Feb 2020
The Hive will play host to Quick Duck Theatre’s 'Yours Sincerely' on Saturday 22nd February. It is a funny, heart-warming show where storytelling and lip-sync cabaret collide to explore the complications of 21st century communication. This queer coming of age comedy is at the heart of LGBT history month. Arts Alive are facilitating the show as part of their programme to bring the arts to rural...
11 Feb 2020
We are proud to begin our Beethoven celebrations this year with a recital by one of the brightest stars in the vocal firmament, Roderick Williams. Named Singer of the Year in 2016 (Royal Philharmonic Society Awards) and awarded an OBE for services to music in 2017, baritone Roderick Williams has performed in the world’s finest opera houses and concert halls. Joined by his long-standing musical...
04 Feb 2020
COMEDY FESTIVAL FULL WEEKEND LINE UP ANNOUNCED The full line up for this year’s Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICFest) has been announced, with a host of new faces plus returning favourites to keep the county town amused. As ever, the weekend kicks off with a Festival Jesters show on the Thursday in the Walker Theatre (Theatre Severn) hosted by regular compere Dan Nightingale &...
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